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learn about the cultural history and care of Chinese orchids at the Lan Su Garden this Sunday

By Kate Bryant October 6, 2011

photo courtesy of Lan Su Garden

The Oregon Orchid Society is putting on a day of classes and lectures at the Lan Su Garden focusing specifically on Chinese orchids.

One translation of the name "Lan Su" is "garden of awakening orchids". Orchids are symbolically important in Chinese culture, and specifically for our own classical Chinese garden, Lan Su. But best of all, they are fascinating and sometimes surprisingly cold-hardy plants with intricately patterned flowers and some of the most unique and subtle coloration of all orchids. There will also be a wide array of exquisite Chinese species on display at the show.

WHAT: Oregon Orchid Society Chinese Orchid Show
WHEN: Sunday October 9 from 11 am to 4 pm
WHERE: Lan Su Garden
COST: Lan Su Garden admission
$8.50 Adults
$7.50 Seniors (age 62 & over)
$6.50 Students (age 6-18 and college students with I.D.)
Children five and under are free

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – Orchid Potting Demonstration
12:00 p.m. – Orchid Lecture: “Growing Orchids in Your Home”
1:00 p.m. – Orchid Potting Demonstration
2:00 p.m. – Orchid Lecture: “Orchids and Their Relation to Chinese Culture and History”
3:00 p.m. – Orchid Potting Demonstration

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